NEW YORK (WLNY) — Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has come to a close.

Designers from around the world descended upon New York to show off their creations and their vision for next fall — along with new trends in fabric, color and shapes.

Fashion guru, Carson Kressley, visited The Couch to break down the hottest runway trends.

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“New York traditionally used to show later than Paris and Milan, and now New York Fashion Week is really kind of the premiere event,” he said. “It’s truly international. There’s designers from all over the world. It’s really become quite a big deal.”

The shows, which highlight trends and looks for Fall 2013, gave us a lot to look forward to. One big takeaway: Red is certainly the next big color.

“Red has been a really big trend color, if you’ve watch the Golden Globes and the SAG awards, a lot of actresses have been rocking red on the red carpet,” said Cressley. “At Tracey Reese, as well as many other shows, there was a lot of red.”

As Cressley points out, this is good news – as it’s a great color for most anyone.

“It’s easy to wear, it’s a great color on blondes, it’s a great color on people with dark skin,” said Cressley, who also pointed out that yes – redheads can wear red, as well.

The Marc Jacobs show also made a splash with a new take on plaid patterns.

“Plaid has kind of been a big player,” said Cressley.

His tip: If you don’t have the guts to rock a plaid jacket or pants, try wearing a plaid handbag to rock the trend on a smaller scale.

Other trends: Bold geometric prints (seen at Harve Leger), peplum (as seen at Richard Chai) and exposed zippers (as seen at Vivienne Tam).

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